Career and Technical Education

Welcome to the Career and Technical Education Department!

BCPS Summer Internship/Job Shadowing/Work-Based Learning Application

The mission of NC secondary Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers 
and leaders in a global economy.

Debbie Jennings, CTE Director


             Jamie Norton,  CTE Coordinator
 Pam Turner, Administrative Assistant

T.R. RobinsonCareer Development
Instructional Management Coordinator
East Burke High School
Draughn High School
Amy ShupingCareer Development
Instructional Management Coordinator
Freedom High School
Patton High School
Paul Gantt, Project Lead the Way Coordinator County-Wide

Fire Academies at Draughn and Patton High


Firefighter I students at Draughn High try on their turn-out gear for the first time and begin to take the role of firefighters. Programs at Draughn and Patton have begun their 2nd year with student firefighters in training.

Promoting Health Science Programs


Mrs. Silvey is promoting her Health Science program at Patton High during their recent Open House. BCPS offers Health Science Programs at all four traditional high schools with the opportunity for students to earn the Nurse Aide I credential before graduation.


Project Lead the Way in Burke County Schools

chamber leadership burke 9

PLTW at Patton and East Burke High

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